6 ideal destinations in Nicaragua to visit with your family

Nicaragua has a destination and activity for all ages and sizes, from claiming volcanoes, surfing, enjoying the cold mountain regions, or simply exploring colonial cities, this Central American nation has it all.
Here are six places in Nicaragua where you can visit and enjoy with your family.


Founded in 1524, it is one of the most colorful cities in the country and a favorite tourist destination for many people. Here you can take a tour of the city by bicycle or in horse-drawn carriages, explore the more than 300 islets in the great Lake Nicaragua or go hiking on the Mombacho Volcano. There is also a variety of restaurants, candy stores, and ice cream shops to delight your palate.

Playa La Flor, Rivas

Who doesn’t like to go to the beach? And even more if you can see hundreds of turtles arriving to lay their eggs. In Playa La Flor Natural Reserve, you will have the opportunity to see these reptiles and learn about their procreation process, which generally takes place between July and January. Here you can also enjoy the sunset on one of the most beautiful coasts of the Nicaraguan Pacific.

Masaya Volcano

You will enjoy visiting the Masaya Volcano, where you and your family can learn in its museum about the history of this natural site, as well as the flora and fauna that surrounds this national park. The best part of this experience is that you can see the volcano’s lava from close, looking down the Santiago crater. It is recommended to go at night to be able to see the lava in all its brilliance.


Immerse yourself in the history of Nicaragua through art on walls is what you can do in this northern city. Estelí has more than 100 murals; various food and dessert stops, perfect for enjoying a day in the cool weather of this northern city. There are also several neighboring towns and villages that you can visit to continue enjoying all that this department offers.

Ometepe Island

A dream place that has two volcanoes, a waterfall, several beaches, and a magical resort called Ojo de Agua. It is a perfect place to connect with nature, renew energy and go for a walk.

Pearl Cays

30 kilometers from the South Caribbean coast of Nicaragua are the Pearl Cays, some 36 islets of white sand surrounded by turquoise water. Here you can go camping with the whole family, snorkeling and sport fishing. From this paradise, you can also enjoy the night sky without visual pollution while listening to the sound of the waves.